Discover historic Hanoi with its Old Quarter, The World Heritage sites: Halong Bay, Hue citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town; Boat cruises on Halong Bay and Perfume River, plus markets; rice paddies and traditional villages. Saigon – the modern city in Vietnam and the Mekong Delta with floating markets, the gardens, and The Tunnels used in the War.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (Meals : N/A)
Our representative/tour guide will welcome you at Noi Bai airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (Meals : B )
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will pick you up to visit Hanoi’s highlights including: Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s houses, One Pillar Pagoda), The Temple of Literature (The First University of Vietnam built in the 11 Century), Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Free walking around Hanoi old quarter for shopping and short visit Dong Xuan market. Enjoy 1 hour-cyclo tours around the Hanoi old quarter and the traditional water puppetry show. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong Bay (Meals : B/L/D)
Morning drive 3 hours through the scenic countryside to Halong Bay – The Natural World Heritage Site. Arrive Halong city at around 12 o’clock, check in the boat and have lunch while the boat cruising through scenic islands and islets. Visit Sung Sot Cave-one of the most beautiful and largest caves in Halong Bay, get to a nice beach and climb up to the top of Ti Top to have fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. Leisure time for swimming and kayaking. Overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (Meals : B/L)
Wake up and have breakfast served on board. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at around 04:00 pm. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (Meals : B/L)
Morning, transferring to the airport for the flight to Hue. Check-in hotel upon arrival and take refresh for a while. This quiet city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty. Visit the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Purple City, Royal Tombs. Free shopping in Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue ( Meals : B )
In the morning we will take boat trip along the scenic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda and An Emperor's mausoleum. Free at leisure for the rest of time. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 7: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (Meals : B/L)
In the morning, drive to Hoi An, cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the China Sea. Stop at Lang Co for short break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, beautiful China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is a good chance to do. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An (Meals: B)
Morning tour, take a boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages and visit local market. Back to hotel and you will be free at leisure on the beach or wandering around the town for the rest of the day. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An - Saigon (Meals : B)
Free at leisure until transferring to Danang airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive Saigon, transfer to the hotel for refreshment. visit some interesting sites and landmarks in Saigon City such as Notre Dame Cathedral and short visit to French built Post Office nearby, visit the Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace governed by the US-pro government of Republic of Vietnam. Visit War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Day 10: Saigon - Mekong Delta - Can Tho (Meals: B/L)
Leave Saigon for My Tho, located on the northern banks of the Mekong River to visit a large market that sells just about anything that can be eaten and variety of fruits. Around the My Tho area you will find a maze of small canals that can be explored on one of the many organized boat tours. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island, with lunch en route. Continue with a visit to a snake farm and then continue driving to Can Tho. Check-in hotel and overnight in Can Tho.
Day 11: Can Tho - Saigon (Meals: B, L)
Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang and Phong Dien, 2 big floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at a rice-husking mill. You can even try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals photo shot. At the floating markets, you will discover a typical way of displaying and advertising farm products of local people gathering on the Mekong river to trade their goods. Drive back to Saigon and Overnight in the hotel in Saigon.
Day 12: Saigon – Tay Ninh - Cu Chi Tunnels (Meals: B)
Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside, on the way visit a rice paper making factory at Tan PhuTrung Village. Experience ourselves the underground village of Cu Chi guerrilla fighters, which is simply a network of tunnels built during the long years of wars. Continue to drive another an hour and half from Cu Chi towards Tay Ninh to visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, and attend the noon time ceremony and understand more about Caodaism. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drive back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 13: Saigon Departure (Meals: B)
Free at leisure until transferring to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight. End of our services.
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- English speaking guide. Other language speaking guides are available upon request
- All accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in program
- All transfers/ transport with A/C Vehicles
- Entrance fees
- Boat cruise in Halong Bay, Perfume River, Mekong river
- Luxury overnight junk in Halong Bay
- Domestic flights with airport Taxes
- International flights and visa arrangement
- Other meals, drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone call, tips.....)